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Oct 21, 2012 7:30pm EDT
? the federal government sees it as a serious crime. they say, "we know that california and 16 other states, the district of columbia, we know you guys think it's medicine. it's not. we hear that you want to legalize it. you can't. we can't make you undo your statutes, but we can sure come in and prosecute your citizens that are violating federal law." >> kroft: but they haven't. >> kamin: but they haven't. >> kroft: and there's a reason for that-- some might call it the triumph of the marketplace. the federal government doesn't have enough manpower to shut down the medical marijuana business in colorado or prosecute all the purveyors and patients. and the voters don't want it. boulder county district attorney stan garnett says it's virtually impossible to impanel a jury on a marijuana case here, let alone get a conviction. >> stan garnett: what we deal with is what prosecutors call jury nullification, where juries say, "i know what the law is, but i'm not going to follow it." this community has made it very clear that criminal enforcement of marijuana is not something they want me t
Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the oversized governor of california. >> congratulations, governor schwarzenegger. >> stahl: but we know now, he has been leading a double life. >> i'm not perfect. >> stahl: tonight the whole story from arnold himself. maria wants to have a meeting with your marriage counselor. >> that particular visit that you're talking about was the visit where she then said, "hey, i think that joseph is your kid. and am i off here on this or not?" and i said, "you're absolutely correct." >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm leslie stahl. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm bob simon. >> i'm lara logan. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories tonight on the 45th season premiere of "60 minutes." energy is being produced to power our lives. while energy development comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing generations of cleaner-burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self-contained well systems. and, using state-of-the-art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe
Oct 28, 2012 7:00pm PDT
enforcement in california? is it because colorado is a swing state?" and then there was this from a substance abuse counselor. "steve kroft did not even attempt to discuss any of the harmful effects of marijuana. there is a lot of evidence today from recent research on the risk of physical addiction to the drug." i'm scott pelley. we'll be back next week with another edition of "60 minutes," and i'll see you tomorrow on the "cbs evening news." captioning funded by cbs, and ford-- built for the road ahead. captioned by media access group at wgbh what happened.l me n i was downstairs making coffee, and we heard it. it just came crashing through the roof, out of nowhere. what is it? it's our ira. any idea what coulda caused this? maybe. i just sorta threw a little money here, a little money there. and i loaded up on something my dentist told me was hot. yeah. ♪ it's a rainy morning becoming a caramel drizzle. with folgers gourmet selections, you can turn any day gourmet. new roasts, new flavors, and a new look. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie
Oct 30, 2012 9:00pm EDT
california, in arizona, in oregon, in montana, in texas, in louisiana, in connecticut, in ohio, in pennsylvania, and that's just what i can remember right now. >> narrator: speaking from a federal prison, barksdale says there was a simple way in which he pieced together this far-flung matrix of fraud. barksdale and jackson use a middleman named donald taylor to recruit scammers across the country to go into banks. >> donald taylor was sort of the johnny appleseed of this bank fraud. he would travel around the country and bring in people to the scheme. >> narrator: he brings in the montana crew, a team in indiana, and scammers in arizona, using a simple pitch. >> taylor basically approaches people, saying, "this is fast, easy money, a quick way to make $2,000." >> narrator: the male-female dynamic at work in these crews follows a pattern. pimps recruited by taylor send young women, dubbed "runners," into the banks. they take most of the risk, but keep just a fraction of the money. >> this scheme could not have worked without the ability of men to manipulate these women who were goin
Oct 24, 2012 12:00am EDT
wife, heather, and their dog, darwin. and their home high above the pacific in la jolla, california, suggests the quest for scientific truth requires no vow of poverty. this is a nice place. >> i have been lucky. sort of the accidental millionaire, in terms of people keep giving me money to start companies to exploit the science. >> he runs both a privately held biotech company called synthetic genomics and a nonprofit research lab, the j. craig venter institute. together they employ about 300 people on two coasts, including one nobel laureate, hamilton smith, and some of the top scientists in the world. >> so i'm much more like an orchestra conductor, you know, than the violinist. >> what do you think your greatest talent is? >> you know, i have an unusual type of thinking. i have no visual memory whatsoever. everything is conceptual to me. so i think that's part of it. i see things differently. >> venter likes to think big, and his latest advancement is no exception. so this is what all the fuss is about? >> this is the first synthetic species. >> and how long did it take you to m
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
oil? >> california pension fund, harvard endowment, lots of large institutional investors. and, by the way, other investors, hedge funds, wall street trading desks were following right behind them, putting money--sovereign wealth funds were putting money in the futures markets as well. so you had all these investors putting money in the futures markets, and that was driving the price up. >> in a five-year period, masters said the amount of money institutional investors, hedge funds, and the big wall street banks had placed in the commodities markets went from $13 billion to $300 billion. in 2008, 27 barrels of crude were being traded every day on the new york mercantile exchange for every one barrel of oil that was actually being consumed in the united states. >> we talked to the largest physical trader of crude oil, and they told us that compared to the size of the investment inflows--and, remember, this is the largest physical crude oil trader in the united states-- they say that we are basically a flea on an elephant, that that's how big these flows were. >> yet when congress began
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm EDT
-- >> massachusetts: income tax. go ahead. california: income tax. >> texas, florida, michigan, colorado. >> okay, four out of the six have income taxes. i mean, i've heard a lot of businessmen say what you're saying, and i keep wondering, well, where are they gonna move if they leave? >> well, each state has its own competitive advantages. so by adding this additional burden, it makes us much less attractive. >> adam stites is another entrepreneur who opposes the initiative. he moved his company, istores, from portland, oregon, across the columbia river to vancouver, washington, just nine miles away. >> it broke down to taxes. oregon has the highest income tax in the united states, and washington has the lowest at 0%. >> istores is the largest online retailer of paintball equipment. [paintball gun clicking] stites has been hiring staff for a new company he acquired that sells prank novelties. this for halloween? >> it is for halloween or for any times that you need to be a man-eating shark. >> under the new tax, he would have to pay $50,000 a year. and that, he says, would hamper his ab
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